Posts Tagged ‘Print’

Support the new PROJECT PRINT Studio

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Update:

Our Kickstarter was an epic fail, but we moved forward with a minimal print shop on the 4th floor of Neumann Leathers. We have one intaglio press and the gear to support etching, drypoint, block printing, and monotype. Contact us for details.

 

Help us invite artists to create a series of fine-art print editions in the processes of stone lithography, etching, drypoint, and monotype.

Project Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey, our company that provides studio space and creative support for individual artists and collectives, musicians, and creative companies and non-profits in the greater New York City area wants to re-open our print shop. Many of the artists we work with have expressed interest in having access to a traditional printmaking studio where they can create print editions or just get very creative with a medium that they don’t normally work with on a day-to-day basis.

The first step is to make our existing fine-art printmaking studio better serve the needs of local artists, by adding the stone lithography process to our capabilities. This will require the purchase of a lithography press, lithography stones, and the handling equipment required to support the medium. A good lithography press is a fairly large capital investment for a studio, and the stones themselves are quite rare and are difficult to obtain. Fortunately, we have located a private print shop that is selling exactly what we need. Our shop already has the tools for etching, engraving, drypoint, monotype, and wood cut printing including an intaglio press.

The second part of the equation is giving selected area artists free access to the print studio for six months. During that time the artists may work on anything they like, but they will also be required to produce sets of prints that will be distributed as rewards to backers of this project. The studio will provide some special found paper with historical relevance that artists may choose to work with including old paper garment patterns from the leather factory where the studio is housed, and antique blueprints from the now-vanished dockyards of Hoboken.

You can help make this happen by contributing to this project, and you will be rewarded with original artwork from artists that we invite to the studio. There is also an option to take a short printmaking class.

Pledge your support and receive original artwork as a thank-you gift.

The final celebration of the successful project will be an exhibition and opening reception party at Proto Gallery, a local contemporary art gallery in Hoboken. All artists participating in the project may exhibit prints generated during the duration of their free residencies.

Now in Stock for March 2013: Art Studios

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Yes, we have new studios ready for February. At the time of this blog post, we have one studio that is ready for a new artist tenant. Here are some under-construction studios that we will be preparing in the next few days.

Neumann Leathers Building C, 3rd Floor

$725.00 per month, 470 sq. ft., 1 Window, 220v Air Conditioner, upgraded 110v electrical, all utilities + wifi included

This studio is on the third floor facing South. There is a view of the waterfront and lower Manhattan. True, this space only has one window, but the other window (bricked up in antiquity) houses a powerful air conditioner. Floors are wood, walls are sheetrock and brick. Lights are 8′ tube-light fixtures.

 

Neumann Leathers Building A, Ground Floor

$650 per month, 450 sq. ft., Two Windows, upgraded electrical, High-Voltage available, all utilities + wifi included

This one is on the ground floor, sharing walls with Proto Gallery. This studio has concrete floors, a brick wall, and three sheetrock walls. There will be one or two windows depending on how the construction goes. The door will be a double steel door, so this is a good space for producing  large work. Lights are 8′ tube-light fixtures.

 

White Strike (Levering and Garrigues)

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Here is the print I have donated to the Art for Haiti NYC charity auction for Doctors Without Borders.

http://www.artforhaitinyc.com/site/

Nick De Pirro

White Strike (Levering and Garrigues)
2009
24″ x 36″
Monotype on Eary 19th-Century Blueprint

This was one of the prints that was made during the Bantam Mechanics session a few months back. The substrate is an early 20th Century blueprint for the Hoboken dockyards. It is part of the series (and really the only current work to speak of) dealing with redaction and destruction of documents.

Bantam + Mechanics: Precursor: A Press Play

Friday, October 16th, 2009

How does one begin to enter the American car culture? In grade school, we drew flaming hot-rod Mustangs, Army tanks, and fast fighter jets. Now, as we enter this culture in earnest, with real desire, we follow that same path. Printmaking allows us to once again work together, and begin to define a path for this project. A literal blueprint is used, for example, in some of these prints, that is then altered or even destroyed by a artist’s mark. The blueprint is a plan, and the mark is the effort to take the pedestrian or commercial antique object and convert it to artwork. In doing this, yes, the antique is destroyed, but a new object is born. This is a model for what we will do with our Bantam Roadster in many ways. The new object, in our case, respects the original albeit antique automobile, but we do not fear the damage of provenance that will likely occur.

Our prints are marks of redaction and burnouts on historical documents and plain paper.

These prints illustrate the simplest reduction of what the overall long-term work will be.

http://www.bantammechanics.com/precursor/

De Pirro + Williams